The Society is pleased to organise a gallery walk to view some of the exceptional works of art at Christie’s Spring Sales 2014. Rosemary Scott and Pola Antebi will guide us to view highlights from the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from this exhibition including some of the finest and rarest Ming and Qing dynasty porcelain and glass pieces, works of art for the imperial palace including a dazzling gilt-bronze vase inlaid with multi-coloured paste glass, rare imperial textiles, and much more. Members and friends are welcome to view the other galleries after the tour.
Rosemary Scott is Christie’s International Academic Director of Asian Art, who has successfully expanded Christie’s educational programs in Asian art, lecturing and conducting scholarly research for Christie’s Asian art sales worldwide. She holds an honors degree in Chinese Art and Archaeology from the University of London. Her career has spanned various important positions in her chosen field, including deputy keeper of the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, with curatorial responsibility for Oriental art; the curator of the Percival David Foundation, University of London; and head of the Museums Department of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Scott is also past president (2006-2009) of the London Oriental Ceramic Society.
Pola Antebi joined Christie’s Hong Kong in 1990. Since 2000, she has been the Department Head, as well as International Director of the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art in Hong Kong, which has grown exponentially under her leadership. She travels extensively sourcing objects for sale, and has been instrumental in garnering some of the most prestigious private collections offered at Christie’s HK sales. Her areas of expertise include imperial ceramics, jades and works of art from the Yuan to the Qing periods. Antebi holds degrees in French Literature and Art History from the University of Vermont in the United States.